Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State yesterday [16 August 2015] said two Chinese companies are ready to invest in the state in the area of sugar and other agricultural products. Badaru who disclosed this to newsmen when the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Gu-Xianojie paid a courtesy call on him in his office, said Jigawa is ready to partner the Chinese in the overall development of the state…Full Article: AllAfrica Aug 2015

Key Points

  • China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) plans to develop 9,000 ha of agricultural land in Jigawa. The company has previously carried out road construction and irrigation projects in Jigawa’s largest city, Hadejia.
  • China’s Lee Group, which produces shoes in Jigawa, plans to expand into sugar production, molasses and seasoning (e.g. spices) in the near future.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In September 2014, China’s Geo-Engineering Corporation International Ltd (CGCINT) was planning to invest in 30,000 hectares of cassava farm land around Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo. The company was hoping to grow cassava in Congo and ship it back to a China-based cassava starch plant. During the same month, Nigeria announced that China was going to establish a cassava processing plant in southeastern Nigeria (Yakurr Area of the state).
  • In July 2013, a Chinese agricultural company agreed to supply and setup 50 units of center pivot irrigation equipment on 1,700 ha of northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State.

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